Whisky News – Teeling Platinum Vintage (30 year old) and Gold Reserve (26 year old)!

I’m going to be reviewing the entry level releases from Teeling, their Single Grain, Malt Whiskey and their 21 year old Silver reserve (my favourite from Whisky Live London) this weekend. My excitement of the following news is very high!!!

Teeling Whiskey Release Some of the Oldest Irish Single Malt in the World
World’s most exclusive Irish Whiskey – 30 Year Old Platinum Vintage Reserve Irish Single Malt and 26 Year Old Gold Reserve Releases unveiled

The Teeling Whiskey Company, Ireland’s leading independent Irish whiskey Company, has released two new bottlings from its Vintage Reserve Collection – 26 Year Old Gold Reserve and 30 Year Old Platinum Reserve Irish Single Malt. The 30 Year Old release is believed to be the oldest bottling of Irish Single Malt recently released, making this the world’s most exclusive Irish whiskey.

The Gold Reserve bottling consists of 26 Year Old Single Malt Irish whiskey doubled distilled in 1987 and matured firstly in Bourbon casks then allowed to marry in White Burgundy wine casks to provide a truly unique Irish whiskey taste experience. This small batch bottling, limited to only 1,000 bottles, is the first ever Irish whiskey to be finished in White Burgundy wine casks.

The Platinum Reserve 30 Year Old bottling has been limited to only 250 bottles. Having been double distilled in 1983 and allowed to rest for over 30 years in a Bourbon cask this limited edition whiskey was hand selected for its distinctive taste qualities. The whiskey has inherited a huge amount of character over its 30 year journey leading to a complex floral nose with deep layered flavours and a long rich luxurious finish. The Teeling Vintage Reserve 30 Year Old Platinum bottling is exceptional not only in taste but also in its rarity.

Jack Teeling, founder of the Teeling Whiskey Company, commented, “We are extremely proud to be able to release some of the oldest ever bottlings of Irish Single Malt with our Vintage Reserve Collection. These offerings are central to our goal to play the lead role in bringing an independent voice back to the Irish whiskey category and will help drive diversity in the category by introducing interesting and unique small batch bottlings of Irish whiskey. With the 30 Year Old in particular we give people the ability to taste and collect part of Irish whiskey history at a time of a new Golden Era for the category.”

The Gold Reserve 26 Year Old will retail for approximately €475.00 (USD$600.00 / GBP£400.00) and the Platinum Reserve will retail for approximately €1,500.00 (USD$2,000.00 / GBP£1,200.00) The products are initially only available in Ireland through Dublin Airport and the Celtic Whiskey Store and will then be rolled out to select International Markets and Travel Retailers.